On 10 April, Katariina Kiviniemi Birgersson took office as Head of the Office of Science.

Åsa Borin, who acted as Head of the Office of Science for many years, has become Head of the Strategic Planning and Vice-Chancellor’s Office, as well as Deputy Director of Administration. On 10 April, she was succeeded by Katariina Kivininiemi Birgersson as Head of the Office of Science.

Katariina comes from the Biology Education Centre (IBG) at Uppsala University, where she served as Director of Studies. She completed her education at Stockholm University, where she earned a PhD in plant ecology in 1999. She has since been active as a researcher and teacher of plant ecology in both Stockholm and Uppsala.